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Amazon to expand grocery concept to Seattle area

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What’s going to be the *it* factor that sways consumers to break with their usual routine and shop Amazon Fresh instead?

Shopper Insights: Consumers aren’t the only ones who buy with their eyes

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How can retail shake-ups present opportunities for marketers?

Quick Look: Amazon Fresh, Naperville, IL

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This is the first location outside of California for the company, with all the tech bells and whistles you'd expect.

Five shopper behaviors the COVID-19 pandemic taught us

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To say it is hard to predict what will happen in the next 12 months is an understatement. With the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, retail settled into about a 10% increase in sales dollars over 2019, but that doesn’t come near to making up for the sales lost in the foodservice and institutional sectors.

Cosmic Crisp needs a little more fanfare, retail

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Y’all. How are we supposed to convince consumers to buy something premium like this if we’re not even trying?

See Buc-ee’s, the world’s largest convenience store

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As we've been publishing the Produce Blueprints November/December feature on convenience stores, I can't help but be a Texan about my favorite convenience store: Buc-ee's. 

Virtual events leave us starving for connection

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“I’m dying a slow breakout session death,” is how one industry colleague put it, and I can't come up with a better way to describe my yearning for an in-person event.

Shopper Insights 2020: How demographics guide new product trials

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It's not surprising that 64% have tried a pomegranate, and more than 50% have tried dates, papayas, and figs, but what about other items? 

Pinkglow vs. Honeyglow pineapples – a review

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Turns out it might have backfired to have an amazingly delicious, perfectly tart and ripe Honeyglow compared to the milder flavor of a Pinkglow, which has been described as "cotton candy-like." 

Will the pandemic kill off more red delicious apples?

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Fresh holdings of red delicious, the punching bag of apple snobs (like myself), are down 33% compared to the 5-year average. The pandemic could push that number down further.